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Old 11-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
Photon Blizzard
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Question Reinstalling lilo to kill a GRUB?


Greetings,

I have 2 drives, the first has Slackware 13.0 and FreeBSD 7.2. The second has Windows 7.

Lilo configured to boot all three, no issues. Perfect.

The first drive has 100GB of free space after FreeBSD and today I decided to install Open Solaris on that free space. The install failed, as in Solaris displayed such a message. I did read the Solaris install docs, etc. And it did mention no to install unless it preceded any Linux Swap partitions. There are, I did, but that's not my issue now.

After rebooting, it amazingly loaded FreeBSD by default. No Slackware.

So I booted the slackware DVD, ran fdisk and made Slackware the default boot partition, yada yada. Now when it rebooted it gave a little message down in the left hand corner of the screen like "RRG B" highlighted in a red box. Now pressing enter will cause Windows 7 to boot from the second disk.

Curiouser and curiouser :->

I mounted the slackware partition from the DVD and am there now.

Will just running lilo again put everything back to normal? Apparently Solaris left behind a piece of that ill behaved GRUB! (No flames!!!) :-) How do I make it go away?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

PB

Last edited by Photon Blizzard; 11-05-2009 at 08:07 PM. Reason: I figured it out. "/sbin/lilo -r /". Restored lilo to MBR. Thanks!
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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LiLo needs to be re-installed after most things. It's why Grub is preferred by most. Change your configuration and/or kernel and you DON'T need to re-install your boot loader if you use Grub.

Of course you could have just done it and known the answer in less time that it took to post here.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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LiLo needs to be re-installed after most things. It's why Grub is preferred by most. Change your configuration and/or kernel and you DON'T need to re-install your boot loader if you use Grub.

Of course you could have just done it and known the answer in less time that it took to post here.
Thanks, It took me about 15 minutes to hammer that one out. Sometimes works well for me, ask a question and then the answer comes around.

PB
 
  


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